All entries from May 2012

Thursday May 31, 2012 (39 months ago)

Behind The Scenes with Jesse Harris Recording Sub Rosa In Brazil

Grammy-Award winning songwriter Jesse Harris has released the first behind-the-scenes clip filmed during the recording of his new album Sub Rosa (out July 31st).

Filmed by Bento Marzo during the Sub Rosa recording sessions in Brazil, this first clip premiered earlier this week at American Songwriter Magazine.

This month, Harris curated a two-week series at John Zorn’s NYC club The Stone to showcase some of todays most talented performers across various genres. View the full schedule to see Jesse’s choices.

Jesse Harris is performing himself a series of shows in New York City before heading to Japan for nine shows throughout the country. See Jesse’s full tour schedule below:

Tour Dates
JUNE 10 / New York, NY at The Stone ($10 at the door only)
JUNE 12 / New York, NY at The Stone (Instrumental set, $10 at the door only)
JUNE 22 / New York, NY at Nublu
JUNE 24 / New York, NY at Bowery Hotel
JUNE 30 / Tokyo, Japan at Watching The Sky Festival
JULY 1 / Kanagawa, Japan at Thumbs Up
JULY 4 / Nagoya, Japan at Club Quattro
JULY 6 / Kyoto, Japan at Taku Tak
JULY 7 / Kumamoto, Japan at Second Sight
JULY 8 / Fukuoka, Japan at Rooms
JULY 9 / Hiroshima, Japan at Club Quattro
JULY 10 / Umeda, Japan at Club Quattro
JULY 16 / Tokyo, Japan at DUO Music Exchange

Wednesday May 30, 2012 (39 months ago)

Silversun Pickups "Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)" Video Premiere on VEVO

Silversun Pickups are premiering their video for “Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)” today on VEVO. The video was directed by James Frost (Radiohead, Coldplay).

The band is also slated to perform on the “Live On Letterman” concert series on Monday, June 4th at 8pm ET (5pm PT). Fans in the NYC area can enter to win tickets to attend the private performance. at The Ed Sullivan Theatre!

Tuesday May 29, 2012 (39 months ago)

Silversun Pickups To Perform on Live On Letterman Webcast Concert Series on Monday June 4th

Silversun Pickups will be performing on the Live On Letterman webcast concert series from the Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York City on Monday, June 4th at 8pm EST (5pm PST)!

Fans around the world can stream the event live at, and a few lucky winners from the New York City area could attend the private performance in-person!

Enter to win free tickets to Silversun Pickups Live On Letterman in New York City on Monday, June 4th!

Thursday May 24, 2012 (39 months ago)

JJAMZ Touring With Neon Trees, Debut Album Suicide Pact Out July 10th

Los Angeles indie-pop collective JJAMZ will be touring with Neon Trees and Penguin Prison on the Nylon & Starbucks Frappuccino Summer Music Tour, July 9th through 31st. Tickets are on sale now.

Tour Dates:
JUL 09, Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
JUL 10, New York, NY – Webster Hall
JUL 11, Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
JUL 14, Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
JUL 17, Dallas, TX – House of Blues
JUL 18, Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa
JUL 21, Billings, MT – Babcock Theatre
JUL 23, Calgary, AB – The Den
JUL 24, Edmonton, AB – Union Events Starlite Room
JUL 29, San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
JUL 30, Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
JUL 31, San Diego, CA – House of Blues

JJAMZ will release their debut album, Suicide Pact, on July 10 via Dangerbird. The group (pronounced “juh-Jamz”) is comprised of Jason Boesel (Rilo Kiley, Bright Eyes), James Valentine (Maroon 5), Alex Greenwald (Phantom Planet), Michael Runion (solo), and Z Berg (The Like).

Download a free MP3 of “Heartbeat” at

Thursday May 17, 2012 (40 months ago)

Silversun Pickups Neck Of The Woods Debuts at #6 on Billboard Top 200

We are thrilled to announce Silversun Pickups third album Neck Of The Woods debuted at #6 on the Billboard Top 200 – the highest charting debut in Silversun Pickups & Dangerbird Records history.

USA Today gave Neck of the Woods three out of four stars calling the album “sharp,” and noting its “shades of electronica” and “muscular riffs,” while Paste heralded the band’s third studio record as “the best mainstream rock album of the year.” The Los Angeles Times likewise praised Neck of the Woods, awarding it three out of four stars, noting “its allusions all nod to the best stuff from a time when rock acts could be experimental, heavy and platinum-selling at once.”

The band will be touring throughout 2012 and 2013, including summer festival dates, listed below.

5/28 – Sasquatch Festival – George, WA
6/1 – Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA
6/2 – Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
7/5 – Moose’s Tooth Pub – Anchorage, AK
7/14 – Edgefest – Toronto, ON
7/20 – Firefly Music Festival – Dover, DE
8/8 – Richard L Berkley Riverfront Park – Kansas City, MO
9/1 – Xfest – Calgary, AB
9/2 – Sonic Boom – Edmonton, AB

Tuesday May 15, 2012 (40 months ago)

Butch Walker Jamming With Daryl Hall on Live From Daryl's House

The legendary Daryl Hall (of Hall & Oates) invited Butch Walker to his upstate New York home to jam on some songs from Butch Walker and The Black Widows’ latest album, The Spade, plus a couple of Daryl’s tunes.

Watch the 6-song set & interview on Live From Daryl’s House.

Download The Spade on iTunes for $7.99.

Wednesday May 9, 2012 (40 months ago)

Butch Walker & Friends Featured on Harley Davidson's The Ridebook

Butch Walker and his motorcycle gang were recently featured on Harley Davidson’s “The Ridebook.”

Check out the video above, and ready the full story and view photos at

Pick up Butch Walker and The Black Widows latest release The Spade now from the Dangerbird webstore.

Wednesday May 9, 2012 (40 months ago)

Fitz and The Tantrums Begin Recording Second Album with Producer Tony Hoffer

Fitz and The Tantrums have started recording their sophomore album in Los Angeles with producer Tony Hoffer (Beck, M83, Depeche Mode, Phoenix).

Follow the band’s progress in the studio on their new recording blog at The band is constantly posting videos, photos, and info about the new album.

The album won’t be released until the fall, but in the meantime, download a 5-song live/remix EP from Fitz and The Tantrums by entering your information below. The EP includes 4 songs recorded live at House of Blues in Boston, plus “Breakin’ The Chains of Love (Brand New Karate World Remix).”

Wednesday May 9, 2012 (40 months ago)

Watch Silversun Pickups Performing "Bloody Mary" & "The Pit" on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Yesterday Silversun Pickups released their third album Neck Of The Woods, which Paste Magazine dubbed “the best mainstream rock album of the year,” and currently holds the #1 spot on the iTunes Music Store.

Last night the band visited Jimmy Kimmel Live to play “Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)” and “The Pit” from the new album. Check out the performances below!

Tuesday May 8, 2012 (40 months ago)

Silversun Pickups Third Album Neck Of The Woods Now Available

The third album from Silversun Pickups, Neck Of The Woods, is now available everywhere music is sold.

What Paste Magazine describes as “the best mainstream rock album of the year,” Neck Of The Woods serves as the follow-up to 2009’s Grammy-nominated album Swoon and the band’s breakthrough debut Carnavas.

Download Neck Of The Woods on iTunes or print this coupon & purchase the CD for $7.99 this week at Best Buy.

Catch Silversun Pickups performing tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live, airing at midnight on ABC television.

Friday May 4, 2012 (40 months ago)

Listen To Silversun Pickups Neck Of The Woods Before It's Released May 8th

This weekend, stream the entire upcoming Silversun Pickups album Neck Of The Woods for free – before it hits stores on Tuesday!

Share the album on Facebook and Twitter, and preorder on iTunes.

Also don’t forget to watch Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday, May 8th to see the band performing songs from Neck Of The Woods!

Wednesday May 2, 2012 (40 months ago)

Silversun Pickups Neck Of The Woods Album Premiere on

Stream Silversun Pickups entire new album Neck Of The Woods on – a week before it’s available in stores!

Preorder Neck Of The Woods direct from the band or preorder on iTunes.

Tuesday May 1, 2012 (40 months ago)

Behind The Scenes with Silversun Pickups Part 1: "Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)"

Behind the scenes with Silversun Pickups talking about “Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)”.

Preorder upcoming album Neck Of The Woods (in stores May 8th) directly from the band (colored vinyl, CD, or digital) or at iTunes.

Monday April 30, 2012 (40 months ago)

New Orleans' Royal Teeth sign to Dangerbird Records

Royal Teeth‘s six members come from three cities across Southern Louisiana, a state known for its colossal musical output over the centuries. Now residing in New Orleans, their beat-centric sound is a technicolor addition to the legacy of Louisiana. The band could not be happier with their new home at Dangerbird, saying, “We are beyond excited to be a part of the Dangerbird family. It feels great to be part of a team that we know really cares and wants to see us succeed. We look forward to an amazing year!”

Of the signing, CEO and Founder of Dangerbird Records, Jeff Castelaz shares, “I love New Orleans. My wife, Jo Ann Thrailkill, is from there, and we spend a lot of time in the city. For years, I’ve wanted to sign a band from New Orleans — to raise the Dangerbird flag there, to show our solidarity with the city.” Castalez continues, “On Halloween night, we got invited to see this band Royal Teeth at a little venue just outside the French Quarter. As soon as they hit the stage I got that special feeling inside, and I knew they were the band that would allow us to put our stamp on the city’s musical lineage.”

The band’s debut EP, Act Naturally is now available from the Dangerbird webstore and on iTunes.

Catch Royal Teeth on their first extensive U.S. tour, playing dates with labelmates Fitz and The Tantrums, The Kooks, and 2 Skinnee J’s.

5-11 Hattiesburg, MS – Dere’ LaRouge
5-12 Charleston, SC – The Sparrow
5-14 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater #
5-15 Winston-Salem, NC – Ziggy’s #
5-16 Norfolk, VA – The Norva #
5-17 Washington, DC – 930 Club #
5-18 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live #
5-19 New York, NY – Irving Plaza #
5-22 New York, NY – Piano’s
5-26 Boston, MA – House of Blues %
5-27 Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights %
5-31 Ruston, LA – 3 Docs Brewhouse
6-1 Lafayette, LA – Downtown Alive (FREE)
6-1 Broussard, LA – The Station (DTA After Show)
6-2 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues (Dangerbird signing party!)
6-5 Birmingham, AL – Workplay Theatre ^
6-6 Greenville, SC – The Handlebar ^
6-9 Charleston, SC – Music Farm ^
6-10 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater ^
6-15 Columbus, OH – LC Pavillion ^
7-3 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot ^
7-5 Kansas City, MO – Crossroads ^
7-6 Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest ^

^ with Fitz and the Tantrums
% with The Kooks

  1. with 2 Skinnee J’s (Reunion Tour)



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